OpenRefine

OpenRefine is a free, open source power tool that combines the cleaning of messy data, with the ability to transform data into another format using a powerful expression language, and the possibility to get/add data from web services. All this is done in a way that allows you to build dashboards and workflows.

Get it!

OpenRefine can be downloaded from their website at http://openrefine.org, and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

We developed a plugin (currently at version 1.835) to improve OpenRefine by adding commands that seem to be missing, or to simplify actions that are often used. To use it, download the VIB-Bits plugin and follow the installation instructions in the accompanying manual.

We also developed a plugin (currently at version 1.0) dedicated to comparing stuff. To use it, download the VIB-BITS diff plugin here and follow the installation instructions in the accompanying manual.

New!

Finally we developed a plugin (currently at version 1.0) dedicated to saving the facets used for filtering. To use it, download the VIB-BITS save facets plugin here and follow the installation instructions in the accompanying manual.

Tutorials